Car Emergency Kit: A List of The Must-Haves

Jan 27, 2015 Car Accidents    Uncategorized

Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC

In the event you’re in a car accident in Toledo, having a roadside emergency kit on hand can be helpful. Below is a car emergency kit list for reference.

First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is one of the essential items to keep in a basic emergency kit for the car. Below are some of the items your kit should contain, according to the Mayo Clinic.

  • Bandages
  • Gauze
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Gloves
  • Cotton balls
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • First aid how-to manual

To help ensure you’re even more prepared, consider taking a first aid course as well.

Fire Extinguisher

In the event you’re in a car accident, there is a small chance that your car may catch fire. If you notice any flames while driving or after an accident that are minor and contained, a fire extinguisher can save your life. However, if the fire is large or seems to be spreading rapidly, then get as far away from your vehicle as possible. In either case, call the police immediately.

Reflective Warning Triangles or Cones

Reflective warning triangles can save your life in the event you’re in an accident, as they will give oncoming vehicles notice that your car is stopped and that vehicles should reduce their speed and pay attention. Orange cones can work too, but may be bulkier than the triangles.

Drinking Water

While it’s unlikely that a car accident will leave you stranded for days, you may be stranded for hours. If you’re in an accident on a hot day, having a supply of drinking water can help to reduce your chances of heat exhaustion and dehydration. You can also use the water to rinse debris from injuries, though many wounds require professional debridement.

You can also put some non-perishable food in your emergency kit in case you become hungry or you are stranded for longer than a few hours. Also, there are some additional items to include specifically for a winter emergency kit.

Take Legal Action if You’re in a Car Accident

In the event of a car accident in Toledo, you may take legal action as soon as possible. Ohio provides you with two years to file a claim for damages after an accident, so call the attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick now.

We’ll provide you with a free consultation and won’t request payment unless we are successful in getting you the compensation you deserve. Contact us now at 1-800-HURT-NOW to get started!

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